But, careful marine conservation can mean that some dive sites would probably be comparable with places like Palau within 5 years. This is big business for everyone. But, to get this level of diving takes careful management and strict policing. It also take foresight and commitment. All I am saying is that I have not really witnessed this yet here in the Philippines (except for Tubbataha). I am friends with the marine biologist who headed the task for to develop Tubbataha, and I realise that there can be no compromises when protecting an area PROPERLY. Therefore, I think that traps and fishing should be stopped around all places which have million dollar potential as dive destinations. I also think that locals should be directly employed to police and protect these areas (funded by park fees and tourist levys). Also, outsiders (whether Filipino or foreign fishers) should be stopped from fishing these areas. How else can you protect and conserve areas??? Just being polite and asking people to respect an area will not work. And, believe me, cyanide and explosives are still commonplace in many areas in the Philippines. Happy to post photos (good and bad) to show what I mean.